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Morris Ray Gearring

Morris Ray Gearring was born on August 1, 1933 in Lincoln County, MS to the late Ernest and Riller Gearring, the eldest of 6 children. He died on August 25, 2020 at Countrybrook Living Center. Mr. Gearring moved to Los Angeles, CA once he graduated from Brookhaven Public Schools and worked for Watts Health until his retirement. He met and married the late Ida Mae Buckner-Gearring and they lived in CA until her death and his health failed. Mr. Gearring moved back to Brookhaven in 2018 to be with his niece Melenie Greene until his death.

Mr. Gearring is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ida Mae Gearring, 2 sisters, Mamie L. Gearring-Gordan and Clara, M. Trunnell and 1 brother, Hollis Gearring.

He is survived by a sister, Ernestine Gearring of Chicago, IL and a brother James Gearring of Los Angeles, CA, his caretaker and niece, Melenie Greene, other nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives.

Special thanks to his caretakers Kekola Smith, Philisia Thomas and Tia Caston. Also, thank you Hospice Compassus, Countrybrook Living Center and KDMC.

No funeral services. Burial will be at New Hope M. B. Church in Brookhaven, MS.